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Advanced Grammar: Unit 3: Nominal Structures & Transformational Grammar

Advanced Grammar: Unit 3: Nominal Structures & Transformational Grammar
Advanced Grammar: Unit 3: Nominal Structures & Transformational Grammar
Advanced Grammar: Unit 3: Nominal Structures & Transformational Grammar
Advanced Grammar: Unit 3: Nominal Structures & Transformational Grammar
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This is the third of eight units that comprise the Advanced Grammar and Rhetoric course (feel free to download the free syllabus to get a better idea of the course content). The unit is written for a block schedule of 13 days but may be adjusted as the teacher sees fit for any length of class period. Using Kolln and Funk’s Understanding English Grammar as a text (available online for cheap!), students will work through Chapters 7 & 4 (in that order) in this third unit and builds upon the diagramming and identifying skills established in Units 1 and 2. Chapter 7 continues with the deeper dive into the form classes by looking at nominal structures beyond the simple noun. Students begin with appositive phrases before learning about gerund phrases, nominal infinitive phrases, nominal clauses, and the anticipatory “it” structure. Then the unit progresses to Chapter 4 with Transformational Grammar by looking closer at how the 10 declarative sentence patterns can be transformed into the other sentence types and into cleft structures (there, what, it clefts). In preparation for the SAT, students will also focus on apostrophe rules (a common topic on the new SAT). Also within the unit, students will complete an Op-Ed Point/Counterpoint writing on a topic of their choosing, an assignment which introduces new forms beyond “keyhole” form. Every unit includes a modeling exercise and an SAT vocabulary list. All concepts are assessed on a final unit quiz, which is the culminating assessment after a series of worksheets and a practice quiz. This is my favorite course to teach and is by far the most popular English elective in school. You are going to get kids to LOVE grammar. Answer keys are available, and you may always ask me questions as you progress through the unit. I want to help you be successful with this.

Specific Details of Unit #3:
13 Day Teaching Plan
Unit 3 Quiz
Unit 3 Practice Quiz
Vocab List #3
Modeling Exercise #3
Chapter 7 Notes (PowerPoint)
Chapter 7 Worksheets on Appositives, Gerunds, Infinitives, Clauses, Anticipatory It
SAT Mini Lessons on Apostrophes (PowerPoint Notes & Worksheets)
Chapter 4 Notes (PowerPoint)
Chapter 4 Worksheets on Sentence Types, Clefts, Transformational Structures
Writing #3 (Asmt, Editing Sheet, Rubric, example writings)
Total Pages
100+
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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